403.33 LOCAL PLANNING.
Subdivision 1. County planning process.
(a) No later than two years from May 22, 1995,
each metropolitan county shall undertake and complete a planning process for its public safety
radio subsystem to ensure participation by representatives of local government units, quasi-public
service organizations, and private entities eligible to use the regional public safety radio system
and to ensure coordination and planning of the local subsystems. Local governments and other
eligible users shall cooperate with the county in its preparation of the subsystem plan to ensure
that local needs are met.
(b) The regional radio board for the metropolitan area shall encourage the establishment
by each metropolitan county of local public safety radio subsystem committees composed of
representatives of local governments and other eligible users for the purposes of:
(1) establishing a plan for coordinated and timely use of the regionwide public safety radio
system by the local governments and other eligible users within each metropolitan county; and
(2) assisting and advising the regional radio board for the metropolitan area in its
implementation of the regional public safety radio plan by identification of local service needs
(c) The regional radio board for the metropolitan area shall also encourage the establishment
of joint or multicounty planning for the regionwide public safety radio system and subsystems.
(d) The regional radio board for the metropolitan area may provide local boards with
whatever assistance it deems necessary and appropriate.
(e) No metropolitan county or city of the first class shall be required to undertake a technical
subsystem design to meet the planning process requirements of this subdivision or subdivision 2.
Subd. 2. Cities of first class; planning process.
Each city of the first class in the
metropolitan counties shall have the option to participate in the county public safety radio
subsystem planning process or develop its own plan.
Subd. 3. Submission of plans to board.
Each metropolitan county and each city of the first
class in the metropolitan area which has chosen to develop its own plan shall submit the plan to
the regional radio board for the metropolitan area for the board's review and approval.
Subd. 4. Local government joinder.
Local government units, except for cities of the first
class, quasi-public service organizations, and private entities eligible to use the regional public
safety radio system cannot join the system until its county plan has been approved by the regional
radio board for the metropolitan area.
History: 1995 c 195 art 1 s 14; 1Sp2003 c 1 art 2 s 135; 2006 c 260 art 6 s 17